In the book of Genesis the Lord came down to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness. I'm amazed to see how Abraham pled and negotiated with God Almighty at the risk of the Lord being angry with him for the salvation of strangers. Yes, Lot was there, but I believe Abraham wanted the cities to be spared. Our communities are worse than Sodom and Gomorrah and how many of us ever shed a tear or pleaded with the Lord for their salvation. Billy Graham said, "tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength."